[[t]ˈbluˌkoʊt[/t]] n.
1) a police officer
2) amh. a soldier in the U.S. Army in earlier times
Etymology: 1585–95 blue′coat`ed, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • bluecoat — noun a person dressed all in blue (as a soldier or sailor) • Hypernyms: ↑person, ↑individual, ↑someone, ↑somebody, ↑mortal, ↑soul * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : one that wears a blue coat: as …   Useful english dictionary

  • bluecoat — noun Date: 1593 a person who wears a blue coat: as a. a Union soldier during the American Civil War b. police officer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bluecoat — bluecoated, adj. /blooh koht /, n. 1. a person who wears a blue coat or uniform. 2. a police officer. 3. a soldier in the U.S. Army in earlier times. [1585 95; BLUE + COAT] * * * …   Universalium

  • bluecoat — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A member of a law enforcement agency: finest, officer, patrolman, patrolwoman, peace officer, police, policeman, police officer, policewoman. Informal: cop, law. Slang: bull1, copper, flatfoot, fuzz, gendarme, heat,… …   English dictionary for students

  • bluecoat — n. policeman in blue uniform …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bluecoat — noun a US soldier of the 19th century …   English new terms dictionary

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